Billshark

Reduce your wireless and cable TV bills by 25% in 2 minutes

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#4 Product of the DayApril 19, 2016

Billshark is an automated service that fights with companies on your behalf for a better deal on everything.

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Hiten ShahHunterPro@hnshah · Crazy Egg, Quick Sprout & Draftsend
Here is a simple tool for everyone who wants to save time and money on their wireless and cable TV bills. Just snap a photo of your bill, send it in, and relax while “Sharks” take a bite out of your monthly payments and save you money.
Aric Boyles@aric_boyles
@hnshah Thanks Hiten, you always share great hunts. I just uploaded my Dish and Time Warner bills so we'll see what happens!
Steve McKeanMaker@steve_mckean · CEO, BILLSHARK
@aric_boyles thanks Aric! We'll work out hardest to save you the most money possible!!
Brian KeaneyMaker@hoody11100 · COO, BILLSHARK
@aric_boyles looks like we finished your negotiation and saved you a few clams. We hope you had a great experience!
chris bell@thisischrisbell · Flight Canvas
@hnshah I'd love to hear you results
Aric Boyles@aric_boyles
@hnshah @steve_mckean @hoody11100 @thisischrisbell Here's a screenshot from my BillShark dashboard taken a few minutes ago: I spent only about 15 minutes total creating an account, uploading 3 bills (pdfs) and talking on the phone to Jennifer from BillShark to answer a couple questions. In total I saved over $1,100 on Verizon, DISH and Time Warner (not including BillShark fees). Totally worth the time spent. Keep in mind the honor system is in full play here, you're giving them access to your accounts, but you might be surprised at how little personal info they actually need to make these changes.
Andrew Palmer@andrew_palmer
Such a unique idea. Please come to Canada!
Brian KeaneyMaker@hoody11100 · COO, BILLSHARK
@andrew_palmer We'll get there.... ;-)
Shobhit Puri@shobhit_puri · Android Lead and Architect at TradeRev
@hoody11100 @andrew_palmer Eagerly waiting ... :)
Chuck Kahn@chuckkahn · Assistant Editor, Freelance
@hoody11100 damn, I got as far as SSN in the sign up and then I realized I was Canadian. :(
Jimmy Lipham@jimmylipham · Maker of things, lover of tacos
Oh my god! This is brilliant. Every two years I have to get on the phone with my bloodsucking cable company to renegotiate my "package deal" to prevent a $30/mo price hike for the same exact offering because of some promotional expiration. It is the bane of my existence, and I've previously upgraded to business class services just for the longer contract terms to prevent myself from going through this so often. I am signing up right now to try this out. Had this been around a few years ago, you would have saved me considerable hair loss!
Steve McKeanMaker@steve_mckean · CEO, BILLSHARK
@jimmylipham thanks! We also track existing promotion expiration dates as well as any expirations to savings we achieve so we can continue to negotiate on your behalf. This allows you to keep the bill/rate as low as possible over the life of your relationship with your provider!
Matthew TW Huang@matthewtwhuang · Tech Lover, Engineer
I love this idea and I call to reduce my bills all the time. But I am worried about how it is done: 1. Do the sharks pretend to be the individual? I know some companies require the person on the bill to make any changes to the account. 2. Are there any partnerships with these companies to make better deals? 3. How do sharks get the "best" deals if they don't threaten to switch or cancel?
Steve McKeanMaker@steve_mckean · CEO, BILLSHARK
@matthewtwhuang to answer your questions: 1. Depends on the provider. Some require it, some do not. In cases of the former, we work with you to along with the provider to achieve authentication. 2. Not yet. 3. Who said we don't 'threaten'? 😉 serious though, we work with the right departments at the provider (most customers just dial the number on their bill), and know what to ask for and how to ask for it. There are lots of "incentives" that aren't offered unless you're persistent or know how to ask for them specifically.
Jonathan Schwartz@jsbullseyestrat · CEO, Bullseye Strategy
Great to see Billshark on PH! It really is awesome. Saved ~$3,500 by uploading att wireless and DIRECTV bills. Super simple.
Justin Pirie@justinpirie · Growth PMM @ Twilio
@jsbullseyestrat That's awesome. I just uploaded Comcast and Verizon, so let's see where we get to.
Steve McKeanMaker@steve_mckean · CEO, BILLSHARK
@jsbullseyestrat glad you had a great experience!!
Steve McKeanMaker@steve_mckean · CEO, BILLSHARK
@justinpirie we'll work our hardest for you!
Justin Pirie@justinpirie · Growth PMM @ Twilio
@jsbullseyestrat Good: they renegotiated my Comcast bill- my bill was reduced by $13/mo and the speed went up. Bad: you have to pay their cut up front via invoice.